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Left-armer Perera has never been called for no-balling at home - although his action is believed to have been looked at by Sri Lankan officials - and any discrepancies were not reported to the match officials at Lord's yesterday.
SPORTING have hit back at claims that they have been no-balling punters over one of their long-term World Cup markets, writes Steve Davies.
Hair denies any problem with himself and teams from the subcontinent despite a number of controversial incidents such as no-balling Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan on a number of occasions during a match against Australia in 1995.
On the last Ashes tour in Melbourne, Langer had a sense-of-humour bypass when he lambasted the travelling hordes for playfully no-balling Brett Lee as if to suggest he was a chucker.But Langer has a phenomenal Test record, including 21 centuries, and was three-quarters of the way to his 22nd when umpires Rudi Koertzen and Bowden officially declared autumn open in Kennington.
'But overall it is difficult to compare both sides as they are equally placed and not easy to separate.' Matthew Hoggard bagged 14 wickets in the two Bangladesh matches but is causing Vaughan worry after no-balling 23 times.
They're within their rights because they've paid their money, but there's still some integrity in life, I think.'' Barmy Army spokesman Paul Burnham insisted t heir chants were meant as a joke, claiming:``Watching the guys' faces while they were no-balling Lee, you could tell they were smiling.
It had been rumoured that Sri Lankan officials were advising the off-spinner not to play in the three-nation tri-series for fear that he gets embroiled in more no-balling controversies.
``I remember him having a huge problem with his run-up when I was at Glamorgan because he was no-balling a lot, but I remember seeing the speed then and that really impressed me.
Emerson said he did not regret no-balling Muralitharan and believes his forthright manner cost him his job.
It ended a difficult tour for the Sri Lankans, marked by the no-balling of off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan for throwing, and the six-match suspended sentence for captain Arjuna Ranatunga after his clash with umpire Ross Emerson.
Ranatunga escaped a lengthy ban for his hostile bust-up with Aussie umpire Ross Emerson following the official's no-balling of Muttiah Muralitharan against England on Saturday.